Access to capital for mariculture businesses
Alaska Sea Grant is hosting a series of free webinars in collaboration with the Kodiak Archipelago Leadership Institute to share information about sources of capital for starting and expanding mariculture operations. Designed for mariculture farmers, nursery and hatchery operators, and processors, each webinar highlights a different business development program or resource, including grants and low-interest loans. Registration is required for attending each webinar, with recordings posted here when available.
November 16, 2023 – Alaska Mariculture Incentive Grant Program
Jason Lessard from the Alaska Mariculture Alliance will discuss the Mariculture Incentive Grant Program.
Recordings of past webinars
January 12, 2023 – NOAA federal funding opportunities
Representatives from the NOAA Alaska Regional Office discuss federal funding opportunities available through NOAA.
December 15, 2022 – Farm Service Agency Loan Fund
Representatives from the USDA Farm Service Agency discuss the Farm Service Agency Loan Fund.
November 3, 2022 – Agriculture Revolving Loan Fund
Representatives from State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources discuss the Agriculture Revolving Loan Fund.
October 6, 2022 – Alaska Small Business Development Center
Representatives from the Alaska Small Business Development Center discuss resources available through their organization.
September 8, 2022 – Mariculture Revolving Fund
Representatives from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development discuss the Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund.